Sunday, April 16, 2006

RealPlayer

Trying to keep up with the football this afternoon showed up a little problem listening to RealPlayer streams on the Intel version of OS X.

Bottom line is that RealPlayer is not yet a universal binary. So although it runs fine stand alone it doesn't support being embedded in a universal binary.

i.e. because Safari and Firefox 1.5.0.2 are in universal format, they cannot embed plugins that are not.

So the options are :

a) Regress to a nont universal binary version of Firefox
b) Use RealPlayer as both a browser and player - i.e. when you want radion/video enter http://news.bbc.co.uk/ into RealPlayer and browse using it.

I've gone for b) - but I will investigate mplayer for time shifting shows.

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